Estrella de Belen Child Survival Program (Ecuador)
Babies born into poverty in the Southwest region of Guayaquil, Ecuador are at risk for several health issues. Infants struggle with respiratory infections, allergies, and stomach infections.
For mothers with little to no assistance, hope for the life of their baby is small. This is where the Child Survival Program (CSP) steps in, providing hope and aid.
Mothers who attend this CSP are visited, in their homes, four times a month by a CSP representative. They are given food and nutrients, which are essential to the growth and development of their baby.
At this center, mothers (or the primary caregiver) learn about allergy prevention, how to nurture and care for their baby, and the importance of the family.
They also learn about Jesus and receive a Bible.
Important income generating skills such as how to bake and how to make crafts are also taught. These skills are critical for mothers who need to work to support their family.
When you support this center you are not just sustaining the life of an infant, you are providing a chance for mothers and babies to thrive.